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JAMMU: In an unprecedented move, International Day of Forests was celebrated across all the Jails of Jammu & Kashmir   on the directions of Director General of Police, Prisons J&K, Dilbag Singh. Though this year, theme of the International Day of Forests was; “Forests and sustainable Cities”, various programmes were organized in all the Jails on March 21. On the occasion, trees were planted by the Superintendents of Prisons by involving local Social Forestry Department   as well as the Horticulture Department to sensitize the gathering about the values  and  significance of forests.  


Prisoners were made aware about  the contribution  of  trees  and plants  in balancing  of life cycle  on earth  and also briefed  about how forests and trees regulate  temperature, water flows  and  provide food and shelter;  besides  cleansing  the air  for human well being along with many  other benefits. DGP Prisons, J&K congratulated the officers and all stakeholders for successful organization of the programme.